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demonstrate -- as in: demonstrate to protest
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as in: demonstrate to protest Define
a public display supporting a cause -- usually joining with others in a political protest
  • The students demonstrated against hate speech.
  • The students demonstrated against limitations on free speech.
  • I joined the demonstration against globalization.
  • All over Oceania this morning there were irrepressible spontaneous demonstrations when workers marched out of factories and offices and paraded through the streets with banners voicing their gratitude to Big Brother for the new, happy life which his wise leadership has bestowed upon us.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • Napoleon had commanded that once a week there should be held something called a Spontaneous Demonstration, the object of which was to celebrate the struggles and triumphs of Animal Farm.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • He was setting a dangerous example to the other slaves,—one which, if suffered to pass without some such demonstration on his part, would finally lead to the total subversion of all rule and order upon the plantation.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Winston was taking part in a demonstration in one of the central London squares at the moment when it happened.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The instant that the demonstration was over he went straight to the Ministry of Truth, though the time was now nearly twenty-three hours.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • At the Ministry he was employed in some subordinate post for which intelligence was not required, but on the other hand he was a leading figure on the Sports Committee and all the other committees engaged in organizing community hikes, spontaneous demonstrations, savings campaigns, and voluntary activities generally.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • She spent an astonishing amount of time in attending lectures and demonstrations, distributing literature for the junior Anti-Sex League, preparing banners for Hate Week, making collections for the savings campaign, and such-like activities.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Times beyond number, at Party rallies and spontaneous demonstrations, she had shouted at the top of her voice for the execution of people whose names she had never heard and in whose supposed crimes she had not the faintest belief.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • There were further angry demonstrations, Goldstein was burned in effigy, hundreds of copies of the poster of the Eurasian soldier were torn down and added to the flames, and a number of shops were looted in the turmoil; then a rumour flew round that spies were directing the rocket bombs by means of wireless waves, and an old couple who were suspected of being of foreign extraction had their house set on fire and perished of suffocation.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The sheep were the greatest devotees of the Spontaneous Demonstration, and if anyone complained (as a few animals sometimes did, when no pigs or dogs were near) that they wasted time and meant a lot of standing about in the cold, the sheep were sure to silence him with a tremendous bleating of ’Four legs good, two legs bad!’ But by and large the animals enjoyed these celebrations.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
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as in: It demonstrates my point. Define
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as in: demonstrate to protest Define
a public display supporting a cause -- usually joining with others in a political protest
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